Autumnal - Stillwater Artisanal Ales
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3.75/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, toast, earth, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice caramel and spice presence all around.
03-15-2014 09:25:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.84/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured from a 12oz bottle, bottled 8/26/13 into a pint glass
A: Muddy brown color, almost no head
S: Brown sugar, ginger, maple, figs, dark malt
T: The ginger/nutmeg spicy notes are very much in the foreground. Everything else from the nose is there but the balance is skewed
M: Medium-bodied, pleasant spice and carbonation
O: Tasty and worth a try though I doubt this will make the regular lineup
02-25-2014 06:05:36 | More by ONUMello
3.91/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle (it's in 4 packs now so awesome!) into a tulip glass. Bottled 8/26/13, still held up pretty well though.
Nice amber/brown color with a finely bubbled beige 1/2" head. Settles fairly quick but leaves a thin layer of head.
Interesting aromas of sweet ripe dates, anise, earth, and hay. I like it.
Dates, overripe banana, grass, and a little bit of pepper, slightly sweet. A bit of something like carob. Ends dry and earthy, slightly bitter with some grassy noble hop notes. Nicely balanced between caramel malt-y notes and earthy saison characteristics. Very drinkable, doesn't taste like 7.2% either.
Comes on medium bodied, ends light and clean. Moderate carbonation that works well with the flavors, but could use a little more. Probably lost a bit over 5 months.
As always from Stillwater, this is a beer with character. An interesting collision of a saison and German beer characteristics. Probably lost a little something being 5 months old, but still nice.
01-27-2014 00:41:48 | More by busternuggz
4.11/5 rDev +8.7%
Poured from the bottle a dark caramel color with one finger of off-white head. Sticky lacing left behind.
Aroma of floral hops, tropical fruit, bubblegum, yeast, and some maltiness.
The taste matched the aroma. Floral hops, tropical fruit, yeast, and bubblegum with a light malt and banana finish.
Medium bodied and a bit sticky with a moderate carbonation.
A very interesting Saison from Stillwater. Darker in color and with a bit more malt but still retained the Saison personality. A must try.
12-15-2013 20:16:15 | More by Monkeyknife
3.86/5 rDev +2.1%
On tap at Mill Valley Beerworks. Poured a dark hued brown, with good lacing of head, smell was earthy and hearty autumn fruits, bit of a mild roastiness. Taste was smooth and had a bit of the saison earthy character mixed with the darker malts used, an interesting interpretation and fusion, picked up a little yeast character and altogether it was a pleasant saison with a long lingering finish but not as complex a character as would have liked. I would have it again though for the beer was pretty flavourful and interesting.
12-01-2013 17:50:19 | More by mick303
Autumnal from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
85 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.